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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 265 guests have reviewed MSC Meraviglia, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.9 out of 5(265 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples52.1%
Families w/older children10.6%
Families w/young children8.7%
Groups7.9%
Singles/Friends7.9%

Most Recent Reviews

Gorgeous ship

Jul 27th, 2020

Gorgeous ship, not impressed with the food. Fantastic staff. Sad that we missed the highlight port of Ocean Cay, would sail again in the future

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Beautiful Ship

Apr 8th, 2020

The cruise was great overall. We had a good experience and the staff was encouraging everyone to wash their hands before entering dining area and there was always someone at the door with sanitizer.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Another outstanding week in the Yacht Club.

Mar 25th, 2020

This was my third MSC Yacht Club Cruise and my first Solo Cruise. A last minute work conflict prevented my wife from accompanying me this time. We have sailed all the major lines and have determined that the MSC Yacht is the best value and the standard for outstanding service. We have booked another Yacht Club cruise in October 2020. Embarkation was quick and painless. On the ship in about 30 minutes, including the temperature check. Having sailed on the Seaside several times, I found the Meraviglia a beautiful ship with some differences in the layout that some like and others don't. I myself believe that the crew makes the difference, not subtle differences in the layout. I personally like the Yacht Club layout of the Seaside better. But, when I saw my friend Justin behind the bar and Arthur, the Head Waiter, it felt like home and the comparison went out the window. They took very good care of me, which compensated for me being solo. The Suites are laid out a little different. However, they are very open and spacious. There seems to be less storage space. But, it seems be plenty adequate for two people. My butler wasn't on par with the other butlers we have had in the past. He and his assistant kept the room was spotless and fulfilled each and every request. However, he didn't anticipate my needs and follow-up, as I have grown accustom to. Not a bad butler, just different. In the Top Sail Lounge Justin, Mary and the rest of the crew provided excellent service and made each visit to the bar fun throughout the week. I ate all my meals at the Yacht Club Restaurant. Can can't say enough how I enjoyed a week of service by Arthur. The food was excellent. However, a little more European than the food on the Seaside. I was never hungry or disappointed. I must say, if you don't dine internationally, you may be a little shocked at the menu. However, they feature steaks and etc. daily. Also, if you don't see what you want, ask your server. They try to be very accommodating. Even with the circumstances of the cruise lines shutting down and many of the crew left uncertain about their future, they were extremely professional and made it a magnificent trip. I seldom left the Yacht Club. But, I saw a good bit of this beautiful ship. Disembarkation was excellent. I was at the Miami airport in less than 45 minutes after being escorted off the ship.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

In spite of the Coronavirus threat, it was incredible!

Mar 22nd, 2020

This was an outstanding cruise and our 7th week in Yacht Club. The food is outstanding, the lounge is incredible and the warmth from the service people exceptional. We do not have a complaint at all.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Great Cruise

Mar 20th, 2020

If you are looking for a cruise experience that is different than your typical US cruise-line, and do not mind sharing the experience from people from other countries, speaking other languages (though many were French-speaking passengers from Canada rather than France), do consider MSC. Go with an open mind, take advantage of the different cultures, and enjoy yourself.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Big, beautiful ship with different culture

Mar 15th, 2020

We were not sure after reading so many negative reviews whether we would enjoy MSC. We found differences compared to Royal Caribbean and determined we like Royal Caribbean better. We did win another MSC cruise so we will go again once everything settles down with the virus. We enjoyed our cruise vacation and the new experience.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

2-3 cruises

It was fun, but not our favorite cruise or cruise line

Mar 15th, 2020

This ship was too probably too big for us. It was clearly geared toward families, while we prefer the company of more adults. It was a little too obvious that cruise-ship revenue was more important than the guest experience; a turn-off. There were few on-board activity options that appealed. When we asked about the wine-tasting that was being advertised on the elevator screens (something we would have been interested in) we were told that they weren't doing it. Too much like Carnival; probably won't be repeat customers.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

MSC Meraviglia through the virus frenzy

Mar 14th, 2020

Due to the virus drama event it was... a weird trip. Thank God the ship is astounding and we had the good idea to book a suite.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

Not A Very Good Cruise

Mar 14th, 2020

It was a disappointing cruise that lacked activities, there was no food variety in the buffet, and frankly the ship was unsanitary in certain areas. The bartenders were good, some shows were Ok, but the ship was crowded in some areas even with 2000 no-shows. We are probably going to cancel our next MSC cruise and take our business elsewhere as this is a very discount cruise line running beautiful ships badly.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Terrific Cruise

Mar 11th, 2020

We enjoyed our relaxing time on board (main reason for vacation). This was my 5th MSC cruise and definitely a fan.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

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